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poke

poke

 
 
pronunciation:
pok
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
poke fun at
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: poked, pokes, poking
definition 1: to jab or prod, esp. with a slender or sharp object.
synonyms:
goad, jab, prod, stick
similar words:
dig, obtrude, prick, punch, stab
definition 2: to cause or make by jabbing or pushing.
The pencils poked holes in the bag.They poked their way through the underbrush.
synonyms:
dig, push
similar words:
drive, force, shove, thrust
definition 3: to project, esp. suddenly; thrust.
The groundhog poked his head out of the hole.
synonyms:
butt, shoot
similar words:
project, protrude, push, stab, thrust
definition 4: to use a poker to stir up (a fire).
similar words:
stir
definition 5: (informal) to hit (someone) with the fist.
synonyms:
belt, clout, hit, jab, punch, sock
similar words:
bop, clip, paste
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a jabbing or prodding motion with something slender or pointed.
synonyms:
jab, stab
definition 2: to stick out; protrude.
Several heads poked out of the windows.
synonyms:
butt, project, protrude, stick out
similar words:
jut, pouch
definition 3: to involve oneself unasked in another's affairs.
Don't poke into my business.
synonyms:
butt in, interfere, intrude, meddle
similar words:
interlope, pry
definition 4: to move at a slow pace; dawdle.
synonyms:
dawdle, dilly-dally, linger, loiter, piddle
similar words:
dally, delay, fiddle, idle, lollygag, trail
definition 5: to explore or examine something in a leisurely manner.
They spent hours poking around in old bookshops.
synonyms:
dig, rummage
similar words:
forage, root
phrase: poke fun at
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pushing motion or jab.
synonyms:
butt, dig, jab, punch, push, stick
similar words:
drive, nudge, shove, thrust
definition 2: (informal) a blow with the fist.
synonyms:
bop, clip, clout, jab, punch, sock
similar words:
bash, belt, blow, hit, paste, whack